Assam Cabinet meeting to be held at Haflong today


Guwahati:  The cabinet meeting of the Assam government will be held today at Haflong in Dima Hasao district.

This will be the third cabinet meeting outside Dispur.

Assam Finance Minister Ajanta Neog, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ranjit Kumar Das, Power Minister Bimal Bara, Education Minister Dr. Ranuj Pegu and  other top-level officials have already reached the hilly district to attend the cabinet meeting.

Amid the cabinet meeting, Haflong has been beautifully decorated to welcome the ministers.

Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma started his journey from Guwahati by helicopter and reached Lumding and from there he reached Haflong by car.  

It may be mentioned that as there is no helipad in Haflong so the chief minister landed at Lumding and from there he moved to Haflong by road.

The cabinet meeting to be started at 2.30 pm will be chaired by CM Sarma.

Notably today’s cabinet meeting assumes significance as the main focus of the meeting will be reviewing the rising COVID cases in the state. There is a high possibility of the government tightening the COVID protocols in the state given the current scenario.

Before attending the cabinet, the chief minister also participated in various government programmes.

He also laid the foundation stones of several projects of the Assam government.